Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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'Newspapers see the digital writing on the wall'

To add to the cavalcade of bad news about newspapers, here's an April 25 column by the Toronto Star's Antonia Zerbisias. An excerpt: News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch sees the digital writing on the wall. “Four out of every five Americans in 1964 read a newspaper every day; today only half do,” he told the […]

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One last not-so-shocking revelation about Iraq's WMDs

The U.S.'s chief weapons inspector says he could find no proof that Iraq shipped WMDs to Syria. An excerpt from the Reuters story on nytimes.com: The U.S.-led group that scoured Iraq for weapons of mass destruction has found no evidence Iraq hid such weapons in Syria before the U.S. invasion in March 2003, according to […]

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U.S. clears its soldiers in Giuliana Sgrena shooting

To the surprise of no one, the U.S. has decided its soldiers in Iraq did nothing wrong when they shot up a car carrying a just-freed Italian journalist to Baghdad's airport. And just as not surprisingly, the Italian government isn't accepting the U.S.'s version as the gospel truth of what happened that night. Sgrena herself has blasted […]

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'Newspapers find national ads a tough sell'

I know what I'll do: I'll make it a theme night of newspapers bitching about not getting rich enough! :) Anyway, this NYT article looks at how U.S. advertisers are starting to turn their noses up at buying ads in nationally distributed newspapers — like the NYT, for example! :) An excerpt: ark DiMassimo, an […]

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'How much should newspapers give away?'

This story from Tuesday's Globe and Mail has newspaper publishers singing the blues about making money off their online operations. One of the first papers mentioned in the piece was the Wall Street Journal, which has a paid subscription model – $59 US per year for subscribers, $79 US for non-subscribers. But it's for a […]

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